Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Residential Health Care And Social Work
Residential Care Activities
87.20 - Residential care activities for mental retardation, mental health and substance abuse

900 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 November 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2013
Foreseen end date
1 December 2015


Dutch care services provider for people with intellectual disabilities Philadelphia is to cut 900 jobs in the coming two years, out of a total of 7,600 jobs.

As announced, the restructuring is due to the government decision to reduce the budget for long term care and will affect 300 administrative and 600 care jobs in the organisation.

According to media report, in the future, part of the services is to be provided by volunteers.

As reported, compulsory redundancies are not ruled out and in the near future more details are to be announced on the sites to be affected based on a new social plan.

The unions opposed the plan pointing out that the announced government budget cuts refer to 2015.


  • 20 November 2013: Philadelphia (Press release)
  • 20 November 2013: nu (online)


Eurofound (2013), Philadelphia, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 76257, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76257.